Matt Roegner, Executive Vice President & CLO of Alpine Bank, has announced the promotions of five Commercial officers. Don Banks, David Sobojinski and Rhonda Sunden were promoted to Senior Vice Presidents of Commercial Services. Carl Dumoulin was promoted to Senior Vice President of Ag and Commercial Services. Brenten Witherby was promoted to Vice President of Commercial Services.
Don Banks has over two decades worth of experience in helping customers with their commercial lending needs. Mr. Banks earned his BA in Business Management from Western Illinois University. He is also a graduate of the ABA Commercial Lending School and the CBA’s Illinois Midwest School for Community Bankers.
Mr. Banks stays active in the community as a trustee for Flora Township and a member of the Kirkland Lions Club. He is also a member and past president of the Boone County Historical Society, a board member for the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Flora Cemetery Board. He serves as president of the Belvidere IOU Club and is a board member for the School District #100 Charitable Foundation.
David Sobojinski has 25 years in the financial industry, with 16 of those years in commercial lending. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a degree in Finance and Management Information Systems. He takes the extra time necessary to understand a company’s business and providing financial resources and tools to assist the owner in achieving their goals.
Mr. Sobojinski follows the Alpine Bank philosophy of helping people, businesses and our community. He is currently a member of Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. He is a past treasurer of the Beloit YMCA board, past member of Kiwanis and former loan committee member of the Rockford Local Development Corp.
Rhonda Sunden has two-plus decades of financial service experience, giving her a keen eye and great sense of how to best serve the customers she works with. She attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR with a degree in Business Management. She is also a graduate of ABA National Commercial Lending School.
Ms. Sunden is also busy in the community, serving as a board member of the Rockford Downtown Rotary and member of Women of Today’s Manufacturing. She also participates on the United for Youth Capital Campaign for the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Ms. Sunden is a past board member for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. She has worked with the United Way of Rock River Valley, Junior Achievement of Rock River Valley, and the YMCA of Rock River Valley.
Carl Dumoulin got his start in finance with his BS degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and continued his education at the Bank Administration Institute Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison. Combined with his 30-plus years of experience, Mr. Dumoulin is a great resource for our customers with lending needs.
Mr. Dumoulin stays active in the community as treasurer for the Belvidere Lions Club and as a board member for the University of Illinois Extension Council serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties. He is a current member of the finance and audit committees of the Rockford Area Literacy Council and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has also been involved with the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Council in Belvidere.
Brenten Witherby has lived in Winnebago County his whole life, which provides an extra benefit when working with our local small businesses. Mr. Witherby’s BS and MBA degrees, as well as his specialty in working with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs, allow him to help small and medium-sized businesses find success.
Mr. Witherby’s community involvement includes being a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. He’s also a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and is a graduate of the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rockford program.